On Thursday the 19th of October, the Grimshaw Club is holding an introduction for anyone interested in organising an overseas trip as part of the 2018 Grimshaw Trip series.
The trips are famous both in and outside of LSE, and are ran with the support of the International Relations Department. They are an opportunity to visit a country of specific interest in the field of international relations, and meet with some of the country’s most important politicians, diplomats and academics. Trips organisers, with the help of the Grimshaw Club, are responsible for organising all aspects of the trip, including meetings and selecting delegates when applications close in January. The trips usually take place around the first week of Easter break.
Organising a trip is hugely rewarding and employers are often keen to discuss them at interviews. Interviews with major consultancy and finance firms usually involve discussing a project in depth, and organising a trip provides an answer which stands out and acts as a very good talking point. The trips are also a good networking opportunity and provide a chance to meet with ambassadors and politicians, who can provide valuable advice about careers in international politics.
This event is mandatory for anyone interested in organising a trip, and will provide crucial information about the next steps, with a view to decide on trip locations and organisers by the end of the session. Even if you’re not sure about whether you want to organise a trip, do come as the event will be an opportunity to learn more and get an idea of what is involved. The event will also be an opportunity to meet other people who are also interested in organising a trip, and to potentially plan a trip together.
The event will be held at the IR Common Room on the 7th floor of Clement House, beginning at 18:00 and finishing at roughly 19:00, and is open to both undergraduates and postgraduates from all years.
Come and join our meeting on Thursday!